aquajet machine
Application
Product application
The products show outstanding chemical activity, namely ability for direct revulcanization in new rubber products, as well as good compounding properties with the most industrial plastics (polyethylene, polypropylene, polyurethane etc.). During successful application tests perfect chemical bonding has been achieved without any additional chemicals for enhancing vulcanization properties of the powder. Thus our rubber powder made by waterjet milling is a proper substitute material for considerable portion of natural/synthetic rubber in rubber industry and in manufacturing of different technical plastics (thermoplastic elastomers TPEs) especially for automotive industries
Rubber industry
Initial industrial application tests have been performed with various typical rubber compounds. Basecompounds of the tests included various technical compounds of natural and synthetic rubbers with different mixture-ratios of waterjet-milled powder. An important factor is that there was no any vulcanization-enhancing additive added to rubber powder. Detailed results of these tests are available upon request, but it is worth to mention that almost original vulcanization properties could be easily maintained even over 20% powder ratio and physical properties of vulcanizates were not particularly deteriorated compared with the properties of base compounds.
Thermoplastic elastomers

By its exceptional properties the product behaves as an intelligent component also for various engineered technical plastic-rubber (TPE) compounds. In the frame of development of upcycling technologies new plastic formulas have been created by the Budapest University of Technology with rubber powder and different technical polymers. The results are various extruded, injectionmoulded and reactive compounded products including fire-retarded and noise/vibration reducing foamed technical materials for different industrial applications. (Detailed technical report is available upon request.)

Coating idustry, rubberized bitumen and asphalt

Rubber-asphalt covered roads are well-known for several decades. Yet it is a considerable drawback for spreading of technology that rubberizing of bitumen with conventional crumb needs special equipment and technology due to inactive chemical properties of the conventional rubber crumb. By application of waterjet rubber granulates a chemically stable rubber bitumen formula has been developed by researchers of the Pannon University and the Hungarian Oil & Gas Company. After successful laboratory experiments the industrial tests produced good quality rubber bitumen for test-roads in different Hungarian towns. Thespecial advantage of chemically-stable rubber bitumen is that there is no need for expensive special equipment for road constructions, as the asphalt pavement can be constructed just with the existing conventional machinery.

„Due to the support of the Norwegian Grants, AquaJet Ltd. has finalized their plant developments. By launching a new production line and renewing the existing ones, the plant is now capable of producing up to 770 tons of waterjet-milled rubber powder.

The project was implemented within the framework of the Norwegian Green Industry Innovation Program, the Fund received HUF 412 million in non-refundable aid to the company. The total cost of development amounted to HUF 750 million.

Through Norway Grants and EEA Grants, Norway’s purpose is to reduce social and economic disparities and strengthening of bilateral relations with the recipient countries in Europe. Norway’s contribution in the period 2009-2015 amounted to EUR 1.7 billion. The main areas of support include environmental protection and climate change, research and scholarships, civil society, health, equal opportunities for children and gender, justice and the protection of cultural heritage.”